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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

TGIF 3 / Letterform, Scandal, Football + More

TGIF 3 / Letterform, Scandal, Football + More Lots going on this week, as usual but I can honestly tell you that Mercury is still in retrograde. Blah. So to make the time go a little faster I've scoured the web and found some entertaining posts and projects. Check them out here:

For the next month I'll be obsessed with typography thanks to Jessica Hische's Skillshare class Introduction to Lettering: One Letterform at a Time.

Speaking of class, Jen from People + Places + Things is in the class with me and she just wrote an awesome post on Clementine Daily about thinking big: How To Think Big Without Losing Your Mind #embraceyourtribe

So I'm a huge fan of anything involving happy hours and when I saw Dean Street Society's Happy Hour filled with awesome bloggers well that just made my November. Happy Hour Blog Tour

Let's hear it for these ladies strutting their stuff all in the name of burlesque: They Still Got It: Aging Legends of Burlesque Captured in Photographs

For all my Scandal friends out there: What your Scandal crush says about you from Garance Dore

A universal reminder for us to be conscious of our plastic consumptions. Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash.

Let's pray that the weather man is wrong on this one: Terrifying Superstorm Breaking All The Records

I mentioned this in last week's link round up and finally took Melanie's advice and watched Charles Morrison's video from Creative Mornings Seattle. Left me in awe and happy that someone else in the world loves randomness.

One of my favorite jokes with my friends is about all the turkeys that are running around town (we're talking people, not the actual birds). Here's a funny video from Studio Fuse that pokes some fun at Thanksgiving and Christmas: Santa Claus in "When Life Hands You Reinkeys"

I've got a thing for desktop wallpapers lately and this week I switched it up with some wise words from Vanessa from Noirve: Desktop Wallpaper: Trust Your Struggle

This football team in Michigan showed that they know how to be a friend to someone who really needs it, instead of being a bully: Football Players Team Up For An Act Of Sportsmanship And Kindness

30 reason to count your blessings and 30 reasons to cry: Here Are The 30 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken

A must read for me at this point in my life: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

Happy Weekend everyone!

Drunken Carnitas Spicy Tortilla Soup

Music Mania 5 / Women